Rideshares nearly up and running in Ashland, under discussion in Grants Pass

Lyft will begin serving Ashland on Thursday, with Uber hot on its heels. Now Grants Pass is considering a piece of the action.

Posted: Mar 20, 2019 4:53 PM
Updated: Mar 20, 2019 4:54 PM

ASHLAND, Ore. — With a revised city ordinance paving the way, rideshare companies Uber and Lyft are hours away from being able to operate in Ashland. And now, Grants Pass may be following suit.

"Lyft is officially official to operate in Ashland as of Thursday March 21st," Ashland Police said in a Facebook post on Wednesday. "Uber has submitted the application and we are hoping to get it rushed through and verified by the end of tomorrow or Friday."

Once the companies are approved, drivers will still need to register with Ashland Police by filling out and submitting an application, which includes a $60 fee.

Now the Grants Pass City Council is considering a similar ordinance to attract the popular rideshares to the city. The subject will be up for discussion at a meeting on Wednesday night — but this isn't the first time that it has come up, with earlier attempts proving fruitless.

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